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Gozo

  • Talk on Gozitan nature sites

    Gozitan ornithologist, environmentalist and author Joe Sultana recently gave a lecture organised by Wirt Għawdex on Nature Sites in Gozo at St Cecilia chapel in Għajnsielem. Sultana spoke about the island’s unique and beautiful natural environment...

  • Art exhibition

    Deus Caritas Est is the title of an art exhibition currently being held at the Gozo Ministry’s exhibition hall, St Francis Square, Victoria. Most of the paintings are by Mary Rose and Laura Saliba of Żebbuġ and revolve around the theme of the...

  • Archaeological remains beneath Independence Square being scanned

    In the 1960s, during infrastructural works at Independence Square, Victoria, important archaeological remains were unearthed. The most important findings were three Roman oil lamps, a small marble torso and parts of wine amphorae. Following the...

  • Nuncio visits respite centre

    Apostolic nuncio Aldo Cavalli recently paid an official visit to Dar Arka, Għajnsielem, a respite centre that provides a range of services to people with disability. He was welcomed by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech and Arka Foundation director Emanuel...

  • Discussion on future of elderly centre in Nadur

    Gozo bishop Mario Grech recently visited Dar Dun Franġisk Grima, Nadur. In an introductory address, Archpriest Mgr Jimmy Xerri spoke about the centre’s history and how it serves as an elderly day centre every Thursday. Mgr Grech welcomed the...

  • Church primaries’ Sports Day

    Church primary schools in Gozo held their Sports Day at the Sports Complex in Victoria last Wednesday. Bishop Mario Grech concluded the event by presenting sports medals to all participants.

  • Coming up

    • Masses at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary will be said today at 6.15, 8.30, 10 and 11.15am and 5pm, followed by the recital of the rosary and Eucharistic benediction. • A Way of the Cross from Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary to Għammar Hill will be held today at...

  • Biggest prinjolata ever made

    The traditional carnival treat of prinjolata received an impressive boost when, what has been claimed to be the biggest prinjolata ever made in Malta was unveiled at the carnival celebrations in Xagħra. The prinjolata was two metres high and...

  • Franciscan visitors

    Franciscan Visitator General Fr Salvatore Ferro, OFM, accompanied by his secretary Bro Antonio Iacono, OFM, recently visited the Franciscan Fraternity at St Anthony’s Friary in Għajnsielem. The Visitator General conducts such a visit every six...

  • Carnival parade in Victoria

    The carnival parade along Republic Street, Victoria, last Sunday afternoon was followed by a show in Independence Square featuring children and adult dance companies, floats, grotesque masks and local bands. Gozo College Rabat primary school...

  • Sunshine arts and crafts

    Emma Borg and Abi Macleod-Clark recently organised a four-day exhibition called Sunshine Arts and Crafts in Victoria. The two artists recycle stone, wood, metal, paper, mosaics and plastic material into little works of art. They not only enjoy...

  • Respect for children’s rights vital for their healthy development

    Children’s right to their own opinion is just one of several rights that parents often overlook, said Fr Amedeo Cencini at the fourth annual conference of the Gozo diocese Family Commission. The renowned psychologist, family therapist, educator...

  • President pays visit to Franciscan primary

    President George Abela recently paid a visit to St Francis School, Victoria, accompanied by Gozo Minister Anton Refalo and Rosanne Cuschieri from the Secretariat for Catholic Education. On his arrival he was greeted by Sr Josephine Xuereb,...

  • Gaulitana festival launched

    The eighth edition of Gaulitana: A Festival of Music was launched by the Gaulitanus Choir at Vini e Capricci at the Gozitano Complex, Xewkija. The festival will span nearly two months, from March 21 to May 10. It will feature various concerts with...

  • Two of a kind

    Two of a Kind is the title of an exhibition recently set up in the foyer of the Culture Office, Banca Giuratale, Victoria, by artists Sue Nightingale and Rachel Galea. While Nightingale’s paintings pay tribute to the horse, Galea presents a new...

  • Coming up

    • The feast of Pope St Gregory the Great will be celebrated in Kerċem today. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will celebrate Mass at 9am. A procession with the saint’s statue, led by Mgr Carmelo Borg, will leave the church at 5pm. St Gregory Band will take...

  • Competition winner

    The winner of the Hotel Calypso Sunday lunch for four competition published on February 23 is Anthony Saliba of Victoria.

  • Foundation celebrates museum’s anniversary

    Fondazzjoni Belt Victoria recently held its annual general meeting and launched a series of events to celebrate the first anniversary of the inauguration of Il-Ħaġar – Heart of Gozo museum in Victoria. During his presentation, foundation chairman...

  • Primary school’s Happy Garden

    Gozo College Rabat primary school recently embarked on a project to create a ‘Happy Garden’ within its premises. During weekends, adults and children are painting wall murals, creating plant boxes using pallets and making decorations from recycled...

  • Gozo Tourism Association AGM

    The Gozo Tourism Association held its 15th annual general meeting recently at the Vini e Caprici complex in Xewkija. It was addressed by association chairman Paul Scicluna, chief executive officer Joe Muscat and treasurer Joe Muscat Sammut. The...

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